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So...
Who wants to help?

I've had this shitty video card long enough.
I want to reach a playable FPS in Fallout 3... even if it only takes 30 mins for it to go boom.

OS: Windows 7 build 7000 x64

GPU: G72
Revision: A3
Tech: 90 nm
Die Size: 77 mm
Release date: 2006
Transistors: 112 M
BIOS: 5.72.22.43.30
Device ID: 10DE - 01DD
Vendor: ASUS
ROPs: 2
Bus: PIE-E x16
Shaders: 4 Pixel / 3 Vertex
Support: DX9.0c / SM3.0
Pixel Fillrate: 1.1Gpixels/s
Texture Fillrate: 1.1 GTexels/s
Memory Type: DDR2
Bus Width: 60 Bit
Memory Size: 256 MB (And another 256 shared)
Bandwidth: 12.8 GB/s
Driver Version: 182.08 (Vistax64 Drivers)
Stock GPU: 550 MHz
Stock Memory: 800 MHz
VDDC: 1.0875 V


As a side note: I've just run ATITool Artifacts for 10 mins, and have reached 83C with no errors.
 

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No one wants to help me destroy something?
:)

GPU at 625 survived a 2 min artifact test with no problem. Anything over 650 gives an instant crash. No volt or mem done yet.
 

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Put some ice in a sealed zip lock bag, place the bag on the card (facing the GPU if possible) and see how further you can overclock.

If not, just get a hair drier, put it in heat mode, and torture that GPU!

Have fun!
 

anamaniac

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The hair dryer is tempting. :)

I doubt the ice would do too however. I can get it to 87C with 625gpu/950mem...
I can do 650 gpu, but it's unstable. I try any more, and the card crashes.
I cant do any higher mem or my computer crashes :)

Now I need to learn how to up the voltage I guess. :)

By the way... I'm cooling my computer with -3C air (from outside). My cooling rig is composed of ducting from my dryer, duct tape, a additional fan, and a pencil to help hold that fan in place.

I wanna hit 100C+ while still atleast being usable for a short time.
 

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I'm tempted for the dry ice actually.

There's a place that sells the junk only a couple km from my place. :)
However only a few pounds would be worth more than my vid card...

I wanna SLI this card. :lol:
Would be comparable to putting nitrous oxide on a bicycle.
 

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All fans either set it min or off.
13 min artifact test.
At 5 mins, hit 90c, and starts to become unstable.
At 8 mins, hits 100c, and becomes very unstable.
At 13 mins, hit 107C, artifact every second or less.

Gonna try 20 mins. :)
 

anamaniac

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:)

Have now learned how to flash the bios.
I plan to try 1.13V initially.

According to the BIOS, critical temperature is apparently 130C.
Guess I'll have to try for 140C.

However...
Saved the bios via NVflash and loaded with NiBiTor
The Volt mod options are all grayed out. :'(
Now what?

Me wanna make it go faster. :'(

ha
 

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I have $75 CAD to my name... that wont buy me much of a replacement.

I wonder... are WoW 70s actually worth anything? ha
no no no...
Maybe I'll just sell my body instead.
 

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Flashed the bios for a permanent 637/954 over stock 550/800.

Thought it might be interesting to bring this up.

Windows 7 build 7000x64
Pentium D 820 @ 2.8 Ghz, 2x1024 KB L3
2x 512 MB ddr2 533 Hz
Nvidia 7500 LE @ 637 core / 954 memory

Using 3dmark06.
Triple loop test.

Using Windows Vista x64 182.08 drivers
Score was 1044 points.

Using Windows 7 x64 181.71 drivers
Score was 1046 points.

One would assume windows 7 drivers would be superior beyong a 0.2% difference(granted it is a synthetic).

:)